Vikings Talk – A Monster Calls


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Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill–an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss. Bring your lunch and join us in the library for our next Vikings Talk at lunch on Wednesday when we discuss A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. 

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Freedom to Read Week, Feb 25-Mar 1

Did you know that libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves? Titles such as The Giver, Hunger Games, the Harry Potter series, and others have been and are continually challenged in libraries throughout North America. Come celebrate Freedom to Read Week by checking out our library display and showing support for challenged books!

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Speed Book-Dating 2013 A Big Success!

Burnaby North’s Speed Book-Dating 2013 brought “book love” into the lives of over 100 students, teachers, administrators and district personnel who participated in the lively event on Valentine’s Day.  Participants shared a favourite book with others and hopefully came away intrigued by several other titles.  Special thanks to our special guests, Mr. Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools, and Mr. Paré, District Literacy Co-ordinator.  Thanks again to all participants for making the event such a success!!

Click here for a list of the titles shared at Speed Book-Dating 2013.

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Speed Book Dating is Here!

North’s ninth annual Speed Book Dating event takes place today at lunch in the library. Here are a few tips to those that are participating:

  1. Come down to the library right at the bell with your lunch.
  2. Place all bags and coats on tables and find your designated seat (your name and book will be placed there.
  3. Finish your lunch while waiting for everyone else to arrive.
  4. During your “book date” you can say what the book is about, why your “date” should read it, and/or what you loved about it.
  5. Listen to the “book date” presented to you. Most books are available in our library and we have a list of who presented what.
  6. Have fun!

One of the Teacher-Librarians will go over these instructions again so relax and enjoy.

Thank you for supporting this annual event!

Note: The library will be closed to all other patrons during lunch.

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Vikings Talk – Bombs to Books

David Starr served as an administrator of two of the most diverse schools in Canada, Byrne Creek and Edmonds. The parents of many of his students had to overcome harrowing events and circumstances in order to find safety in Canada.

Find out more about these remarkable people in our community when Bombs to Books author David Starr visits us TOMORROW at lunch in the library. 

Learn more about David Starr here.

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